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Nov 29, 2009 10:00am EST
way. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: obama's war. he didn't start it but he's got to finish it. how do we go in strong enough to win but agree we're going to leave? a constant war? what's it like for this president knowing he's destined to command two wars that will bleed one into the future? can he lead a domestic fight to push our country forward? with the daily news of soldiers dying? and finally, two running for number two? hillary has been more hawkish on the war, tougher on pakistan, warmer on israel and pushed back running for governor in 2010, what about v.p. in 2012. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. anne kornblut covers the white house for "the washington post." andrea mitchell is chief foreign affairs corresponde for nbc news and david i go flashese is a "washington post" -- david ignatius is a "washington post" columnist. is the president prepared to take fire from the left and right flanks at home? his decision has been months in the making and the president told nbc news he plans to make his announcement clear. >> i'm confident at
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Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
minutes. >> all right, thank you, bob. >>> today, president obama formally ordered that about 30,000 more u.s. troops be sent to afghanistan. mr. obama spent much of dat the day briefing u.s. and foreign leaders about this and tomorrow he explains his decision to the american people. steve handelsman reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: after three months of reassessment, president obama issued his orders, to afghan commanding general mcchrystal and the national security team about 30,000 more u.s. forces to go to afghanistan over next 12 to 18 months. expensive, 30 billion more a year but a significant increase. >> 30,000 troops plus some allies. let's say 5,000. a hu jolt of energy to stan mcchrystal and the nato forces. >> reporter: their revised mission will be to pull out of remote combat bases, to secure afghan cities from the resurgent taliban and to train afghan government forces. many republicans like the plan. >> the mission is to degrade the ability of al qaeda to threaten the american people again. >> reporter: but many of president obama's own democrats are wary. >> w
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Nov 28, 2009 11:00pm EST
friedgen says about his future. president obama at george washington enjoying his favorite treat, c >>> a memorial service was held for a university of virginia medical student who died while exploring a cave in utah. john jones was trapped head first and upside down for 28 hours. he died thanksgiving day. then his family had to make an agonizing decision. instead of risking the lives of rescuers again they chose to leave jones' body where it is, in the cave. >> it will serve as the final resting place for john edward jones. >> some feel like they have failed our famil we know they have done everything in their means possible to save our brother. >> the cave's entrance will be sealed and a marker placed out front. jones was in utah visiting family with his wife and baby daughter. >>> a 106-year-old alexandria woman who never thought she would live to see america's first black president was laid to rest today. we first met rachel tucker when she went to cast her vote for barack obama. >> so glad i was able to vote this year. 190 what? what year is it? >> 2008. >> 2008. and i'm still
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Nov 26, 2009 11:00pm EST
month. >> president obama had a quiet dinner at the white house. they hosted family members, close friends and white house staff. among the men knew, oysters, ham, macaroni and cheese and six kinds of pie. >>> a pair of uninvited guests. we are learning more of the northern virginia couple accused of crashing the party. they were among the 300 plus people in attendance. the secret service admits they were not on the guest list. >> once they made it into if white house tuesday night, they wasted no time posing with the vips, but the alleged security announced an investigation. a woman who was once one of his closest friends is not surpred of their attempt to get behind the scenes. >> i have seen different ways they get into places. to me, i found it was very disrespectful. i wasn't surprised. >> reporter: rachel, pictured here says they had a falling out last summer. he friend was intent on being chosen a one of the next "real housewives." >> she likes to be out there. she's very excited about wanting to be on the housewives show. this is just another thing to make herself, you know
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Nov 15, 2009 9:00am EST
injuries. >>> could uncle sam b sure you are safe on metro. obama administration wants the federal government to take charge of the rails. and the white house says state agencies have not been doing a good job of oversight and cites the metro crash as an example. >>> dozens of people are waking up in kansas city after their flight out of town hit alock of birds. passengers on the flight you sought they were about to crash when the plane hit the birds. the plane landed safely, but one ma thez nau man onboard describethe scene. >> you could smell something burning, and the plane immediately started going down to the right like that. i think everybody in the plane thought we were going down. at least that's what i thought. >> fortunately, all of the 129 passengers and crew members were all right. the same cannot be said for the plane. frontier airlines says the plane was badly damaged. >>> president obama is vowing to have a new nuclear arms treaty by the end of the year. the current nuclear agreement between the two countries expires december 5th, and mr. obama says he is confident h
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Nov 1, 2009 6:30pm EST
>>> dropping out. a dramatic day in afghanistan raising questions about president obama's next move. >>> back on the trail. the first big political test of the president in two key states. >>> new clues. what really happened inside the house of horrors in cleveland. tonight, we're learning more. >>> and running down a dream. and making history today at the >>> and running down a dream. and making history today at the new york city marathon. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. the obama administration, which has been engaged in deep soul-searching over the military mission in afghanistan, is embracing a controversial decision that leaving karzai as that nation's president. as expected today the man who opposed karzai for the job in a flawed and disputed election dropped out of the runoff contest. a development that moves the obama administration one step closer to a decision on whether to commit more american troops to a war that grows more difficult by the day. nbc's chief foreign course dents richard engel starts us off tonight with the latest
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Nov 28, 2009 6:00pm EST
her vote for barack obama. >> i was able to vote this year. 1901. what year is it? >> 2008. >> 2008 and i'm still here. thank you jesus. >> funeral services were held today. she died last weekend. when voting for obama, she remembered when there was a poll tax make k it difficult for blacks to vote. she was invited to an inaugural ball. >>> a man from west virginia trapped between a car and a building. also, star power. the obama's spent the afternoon at a local basketball game. we'll tell you why. tis the season for holiday tree shopping. veronica, what do you have? >> we are easily, easily going to top that. the warmest temperatures, the mildest day that we have seen in more than a week. >> coming up in sports, redskins running back is gidy about starting in philadelphia. the maryland seniors play their final game. gorge washington opened the season with five str >> the wrong time to miss. >> plenty of turkeys here. >> fun in the locker room. >> on the next redskins showtime. >> tonight at >>> finding the perfect christmas tree. it's a holiday tradition for many families. a county
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Nov 8, 2009 8:00am EST
health care reform bill and they even got one republican on board and now president obama is vowing to finish the job and soon. >>> the fallen. the u.s. military releases the names of all 13 victims of the shooting rampage at ft. hood. today we'll talk with the family of a soldier whose story is touching so many. >>> you go, girl. >> this is unbelievable! >> she outraced all of the boys in an incredible come from behind win and is now in the running for horse of the year. "today," sunday, november 8th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >>'m jenna wolfe. big news overnight, democrats in congress needed 218 votes to pass their $1.2 trillion version of health care reform and they got it. >> they got it. this is not over yet. they got the votes plus a little extra. it all came from a tough fight in which members of the house on both sides of the debate pulled out all of the stops. one republican congressman bringing a baby on the house floor to make his point. we'll bring you the lates
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Nov 24, 2009 11:00am EST
. barack obama welcomes the india leader to the white house. >>> and then what could remove governor mark sanford from office. >>> and the hatch between the shuttle and space station close >>> right now, president obama is meeting with india's prime minister. the president and first lady, michelle obama, welcomed the prime minister and his wife with an arrival ceremony indoors. they went on the oval office after they met for a bilateral meeting. afterwards the two leaders were to hold a joint news conference. >>> and now to the war in afghanistan. we are learning the president plans to announce his new strategy early next week. president obama met with top advisors in a final major discussion before the announcement. robert gibbs says the president has all the infmation he wants and needs to make a decision. >>> brand-new details today about the suspect in the ft. hood massacre. nidal malik hasan will likely plead not guilty and use an insanity defense. he has been charged with 13 counts of premedicated murder. he remains ithe intensive care unit in the hospital. >>> and today legisl
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00pm EST
-- party crashers. the uninvited couple that slipped through white house security at the obama first state dinner. how could it happen? brian williams saw them. we will hear his account in his own words. >>> thanksgiving, traditions here and home and for troops at home. >>> gold return. you have seen the ads. is this the time to sell your old gold? >>> and a new princess coming to the new screen this weekend and why she's getting so much attention. >>> "nbc nightly news" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>>ood evening, i'm hoda kotb in for brian williams. we begin with a story that might be considered by some if it didn't involve a breach of security. a couple of reality tv stars crashed the fancy whi house security. they weren't on the guest left but somehow wound on in pictures with vice president biden and chief of staff rahm emanuel and on a facebook page. how did they get? our white house competent savannah guthrie starts our investigation. >> reporter: the white house said this is not normal. they are trying to figure out how this couple got past
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Nov 11, 2009 5:00am EST
told family members moments before being executed. >>> plus tough choices facing president obama as the president gets ready to honor america's veterans. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, november 11th, 2009. take a look outside. with very rain falling around the region right now. you can see it through the lens. meteorologist tom kierein in the studio with a look at the praft. >> wet and blustery for veterans day for all the events. it's wet all over the region. all the blue and green you see on the radar is rain. the green is where it's coming down harder. we'll had any y over .1 inch. the wider view showing more rain coming up out of the south, all associated with the remnants of tropical storm ida. and for the rest of the day, breezy and wet and temperatures gradually backing back into the 40s in the afternoon. looks like a wet night tonight, too, holding steady in the upper 40s through the evening. by dawn tomorrow looks like we'll have rain around, a lower chance of showers, mainly south and east of washington, a
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Nov 3, 2009 5:00am EST
. president obama has made five appearances in that state to make his case for jon corzine. the only democratic governor seeking re-election this year. corzine faces a tough challenge from republican chris christie, a former prosecutor. recent polls show the race to be a tossup. a republican has not won a statewide race in new jersey in a dozen years. >> this morning the taliban is taking credit for the cancellation of afghanistan's runoff electn which was scheduled for this coming saturday. the islamist militant group claims its threats and attacks disrupted the election process. the runoff was called off yesterday after challenger abdullah abdullah withdrew from the race, claiming the results could be tainted by fraud. that effectively gave president hamid karzai a second term. president obama congratulated karzai but said he expects results from his leadership. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of his moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words. it's going to be in deeds. >> this morning karzai says he is open to allowing members of th
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Nov 25, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> this morning on "early today," decision time. president obama plansz to announce a strategy to, quote, finish the job in afghanistan. >>> mad rush. americans brace for one of the busiest travel times of the year. >>> great escape. a louisiana prisoner strolls out of jail after a guard leaves the a louisiana prisoner strolls out of jail after a guard leaves the doors unlocked. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today >>> hello and good morning. i'm christina brown. today we begin with making his case. early next week, president obama is expected to announce his strategy for the u.s.-led war in afghanistan. although details are not yet public, the president is reinforcing a principal point. more than eight years into the war he intends to, quote, finish the job. after a series of top-level meetings, the president is said to be supporting a plan that over time would deploy 32,000 to 35,000 additional u.s. forces to the country. despite dwindling public support for the war, the president says he is confident americans will rally behind the new strategy. >>> wel
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
. "the washington post" says the obama administration wants to take over the regulations for subway and light rain systems. the crashes show that the states agencieies aren't doing a good enough job. >>> a new parking garage will open this morning at the station in northeast washington. the garage can hold up to 333 vehicles. it replaces a parking lot with the same number of spots. >>> we have a commuter alert for vre riders this morning. they will have full service this morning. fredericksburg line trays were supposed to be delayed this morning because of work. >>> we haven't been able to say this on a monday morning for a while, but the redskins won. they beat the broncos, 27-17. it was the first time this season they have scored more than 17 points. lindsey is going to show us what happened. >>> repaying all of the bailout billions. >> you think your credit card bills are high. >>> plus, learning more about sarah palin's new book. who is calling it, now, a work of fiction. >>> and seeking a higher power. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. now at 5:11, a clear sky. a li
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Nov 2, 2009 11:00pm EST
cited corruption. president obama called karzai to congratulate him. he says he told karzai that the u.s. will work closely with him but he expects to see better governance and a real effort to eradicate corruption. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the election now decided, president obama can turn his full attention to a decision on troop levels in afghanistan. that decision is expected before the end of the month. >>> available supplies of the swine flu vaccine are increasing. federal health officials are saying that the vaccine has proven to be widely effective. clinical trials show just one dose offers protection for pregnant women, but children ten years and younger still need a second dose. 30 million h1n1 vaccine doses have been allocated to the united states. another 10 million are on the way this week. demand is still high. hundreds of people lined up for vaccination clinic at the mall in manassas today. >>> still ahead on news 4 -- a ground beef
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Nov 4, 2009 4:30am EST
obama, yesterday voters gave republicans key victories in two races for governor. while the white house says this year's vote is not a referendum on the president, an emboldened gop is already setting its sights on next year's midterms. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports. >> reporter: the news was a disappointment for democrats. in the state where president obama won just last year and campaigned with democrat this election cycle. >> thank you. thank you. thank you, friends in virginia. >> reporter: it is republican bob mcdonnell who will be the next governor. >> tonight's eat victory is a clear sign that we, the people, are fed up with the obama/pelosi/mccain agenda. >> reporter: early in the day the white house rejected the notion he would be. >> i don't believe that local elections in virginia and new jersey pretend a lot about legislative success or political success in the future. i just don't. >> reporter: but political success was a definite struggle for the president's fellow democrats. usual democratic stronghold of new jersey, jon corzine failed to republican chris christy.
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Nov 17, 2009 11:00am EST
room of this home. >> what a magnificent place to visit. >>> president obama, a sight seer. he takes time to see the sights. you are watching "news4 midday." >>> welcome to "news4 midday." i am barbara harrison. >> and i am joe krebs. police have arrested a man in the murder of a 9-year-old boy. he stood at the door inside his columbia heights apartment on saturday night. tracee wilkins is live with this story. >> reporter: the mayor and the chief of police and the council member that represents this ward all had a press cference here. they had a candlelight vigil here, and the family who were in the community, the mayor says the chief of police was missing from the vigil because the police was working in the ward to get the guy. this brings up issues like security for buildings like this one. 26-year-old jose twinta was arreed. he is face k charges for first-degree murder. he would not call him a member, but called him an associate. they say he was responsible for a number of robberies in the neighborhood. the chief of police had this to y at this press conference. >> every hour the
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Nov 25, 2009 5:00am EST
ago. >>> we will soon know what's next for the war in afghanistan. president obama will announce his new strategy in one week. military sources tell nbc news that 34,000 or so additional troops will be sent to afghanistan and general stanley mcchrystal is satisfied with that number. many of those troops will be shifted from their original planned mission of replacing marines and soldiers in iraq. >>> this morning people are still buzzing about president obama's first state dinner. the guest of honor was indian prime minister singh. the affair attended by both washington and hollywood a-listers. among the guests, mayor adrian fenty, m. night shyamalan and jennifer hudson. >>> after the break, weather and traffic on the 1s. >> no go forego-go. a concert planned for prince george's county is canceled. why county leaders shut it down. >>> more trouble for toyota. why they're recalling a popular truck. >>> next, quiet down, turn around. barking orders is part of being a teacher. why a new study says it may not be doi >>> good morning. time for weather and traffic on the 1 gs at 5:1167
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Nov 11, 2009 4:00pm EST
afghanistan. president obama is huddling with his national security team today discussing options for the u.s. strategy. on this veterans day, we are learning startling statistics abt the number of wounded men and women in that war-torn country. >> at least 1,800 troops were wounded during the first ten months of this year. nearly 1,000 of those injuries came during the last three months. those injuries include amputations, burns and brain injuries due to increasingly potent bombs targeting american forces. military officials say president obama is considering adding thousands of troops in the coming weeks. more on that from steve handelsman who is live on capitol hill. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. even the new so-called middle ground plan will still send a lot more young americans to the ever-more deadly fight in afghanistan. that is clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside from the fallen from iraq and afghanistan where mr.
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Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
obama. a lot of people expected an awful lot of things from this mayor when he was elected. you're right, two years in for him and reed could be in politics a long time. on the other hand, you could argue it's been years in the making, a lot of these problems have been, and it takes time to get us out of them. and the fact remains this happens about this time in everybody's administration. everybody gets a little nervous, a little angry, a little peeved. and then you see how things go. >> the fact is it's early in the game yet. >> final comment, jim. >> one last point. to support some of the things that jerry pointed out, the fact that his favorability among african-americans is far less than it is with white voters in the district of columbia. that's very, very curious. it may speak to perceptions of his him. >>> mary chay is proposing a verm inbill or wildlife protection act of 2009. this would protect strange animals like bats, raccoons and other furry creatures from harm if they're caught in and around your home. what's behind this bill? >> you notice how we're all jump to go a
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Nov 6, 2009 5:00am EST
how president obama describes an army psychiatrist's deadly shooting rampage at ft. hood yesterday. the military says nidal malik hasan killed 13 people in the attack and wounded 30 others. hasan was shot himself several times, but he did survive. he is now in stable condition. people who live and work at ft. hood say they always felt safe on the base. that sense of security is now shattered. >> i mean, it's a huge community, but you have to know someone. >> soldiers are out there fighting for our country, and then something like this happens. it's just -- it's ridiculous. >> it's not clear why hasan went on that deadly shooting spree. >>> this morning, the massacre is also hitting close to home. the accused gunman was born in the washington area, went to school here and even worked at walter reed. megan mcgrath continues our team coverage from falls church where nidal malik hasan's family lives. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, barbara. that's right, nidal malik hasan has very strong ties to our area. he actually worked a number of years as a psychiatrist at walter r
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
. we'll find out. >>> also, what are we to make of rudy guiliani? he has condemned the obama administrations decision to try khalid sheikh mohamad in new york as a threat 20 safety. yet when he was may your of new york, he found nothing wron with trying the first world trade center conspiraciers in 1993. now republicans are making the same security argument to move the guantanamo prisoners to illinois to prison there. do they really believe this, or are they just playing politics? >>> and abortion and health care. the abortion issue for health care reform. it just may be the point for conservatives, because they may want to see this kill the issue. >>> also, going after their own. charlie crist, the governor become the latest victim of the gop, who just managed earlier this month to lose a congressional district for the first time in more than a century. >>> finally, is george instead of an oppose list on to something? is hillary clinton thinking about giving up the state department to run for governor of new york? does she really want to be governor of new york and is going
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
asia. hend t presintf taphor their fst full-scale summit today. esiden obama and ina's esident jintao talked on a wide ran of issues. whhouse officials say there dlehrtrom north reement on trade korea. president obama mentioned tibet and the dalailama. while theas n major breakthrough there, the cnese president did knowledge t term human rights. ite house officials say t is a sst stepments came othe >> as psidehu dited, we are creating a joi research energy center andne ficicy, cer u ,leca vehiclesnd shals. >> reporter: there was a state dinner in the prident's honor toni in the golden room the great hall of th people. the menu include chicken soup wieancurd and chine-style be usroded by a milita band frheeopls liberation army. to say i lov you," written by stevie wonder. tomorrow the presint wil go to south korea and is scheded to bth >>> tw weeks after the mass shooting in ft. hood, texas, the u. army ise reporng in suicides amohe arm forces. eve hands seman has our report. >> reporr: it could b far forces kild iombat inn afghanistan layear,014 active duty u.s.cides far in 20 toll w
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Nov 14, 2009 6:30pm EST
. >>> world stage. president obama on the road as a critical war decision looms. >>> storm surge. more rain, more misery along the east coast a the remains of a powerful storm move on. >>> and cashing in. what would you pay for a piece of notoriety? tonight, tainted loot going for of notoriety? tonight, tainted loot going for a small fortune. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, everyone. it's business in asia for the president as he keeps another eye on afghanistan and where the u.s. should go next. this is day three of the president's eight-day trip to asia that includes a highly anticipated visit to china. after an initial stop in japan, he's attending the 21 nation asia pacific economic summit in singapore. nbc news white house correspondent savannah guthrie is traveling with the president. savannah, good evening. what's on the agenda there? >> reporter: well, there's no question free trade dominates the agenda here, lester, and though the leaders here aren't going to get everything they want from the obama administration, the president wants to make clea
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Nov 27, 2009 5:00am EST
your thanksgiving dinner free of charge? and -- >>> we got to meet president obama. she said, yeah, they're friends, you know. >> a woman who knows the white house party crashers says she could have seen this coming. what else she told us. >>> and it's not even dawn yet but the sun may be setting on you if youanted one of those doorbusting deals. (announcer) in america we don't just dream when we sleep. we dream twenty-four seven. we dream with our sleeves rolled up. our dreams are expressed in digits. they're made of steel. add those dreams up, that's free enterprise... growing our economy for the long-run. it's what we need to grow 20 million new jobs in the next 10 years. your dreams make the difference. erican free enterprise. it's you. so dream big. >>> time for weather and traffic. good morning at 5:41. it's windy and chilly. on radar we have rain that's continuing to move to the east out of southern maryland, northern neck of virginia. here's how we're looking for the next four days. we'll have a partly sunny to mostly cloudy day. maybe a midday shower, blustery winds and hi
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Nov 10, 2009 5:00am EST
bring closure to his victims? chris gordon, news 4. >> in other news this morning, president obama plans on heading to ft. hood today for a memorial service for the 13 who died in last week's shooting there. the post commander says counseling and recovery services are available to aone having trouble coming to grips with the tragedy. the suspect in that shooting, nidal hasan, is now in stable condition at an army hospital in san antonio. he's alert and talking, but his attorney has told him not to speak to military investigators yet. >> the most major thing i can say is i would like to meet with my client. untii meet with my client, i've advised appropriate military official that's no interviews, no interrogations should be conducted by law enforcement. >> the military believes hasan acted alone even though he was in contact with a radical imam overseas. >>> as for today's memorial service, it will include a prayer, a sermon and a roll call tribute to the 13 lives lost last thursday. president obama will be among the speakers. preparations for the ceremony were well under way yeste
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Nov 2, 2009 5:00am EST
having on national politics. in the last week or so we've seen president obama stumping for creigh deeds in virginia. this race has a clear message -- there's a clear message that the white house is trying to send and that is they want to keep their democratic governors in place. right now, there are questions about whether both the virginia race and, quite frankly, the new jersey governor's race as well may be a referendum for the obama administrati, how they've been doing the first part of this first year. now, you mentioned that most recent richmond poll. if you take a look at an average of all of the major polls that have been done, joe, in the last week and a half or so, bob mcdonnell, the republican in the virginia race, is up by 13 points, in double digits. it's going to be difficult for creigh deeds to catch up. of course, w know from the last presidential election polls don't always tell the story. but this is one where the white house is concerned because we're seeing in virginia independents breaking for bob mcdonnell, at least in the early polling. there was a "washingt
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00pm EST
? >> reporter: this morning president obama said the motive of the attack is still unknown. >> what we do know is that there are families, friends, and an entire nation grieving right now for the valiant men and women who came under attack yesterday. >> reporter: army officials are for now treating the attack as an isolated incident and cautioning against a rush to judgment. >> i do worry slightly about a potential backlash. >> reporter: with 13 dead and over 40 injured, the army hopes the attack won't create deeper wounds within the brotherhood of soldiers. in one of the many sad ironies of this tragedy, the bodies of those who were killed here are making the same solemn journey tonight that america's war dead do. they are being flown, brian, to dover air force base in delaware to a military mortuary, where they will eventually be turned over to their families. >> lester holt starting us off tonight from the main gate there at ft. hood in texas. lester, thanks. >>> and we are learning more tonight about the suspect, major hasan, his personality and his past. our pentagon correspondent jim mik
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Nov 5, 2009 4:00pm EST
president obama. >> they're endorsing this bill because they know it will strengthen medicare, not jeopardize it. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi says she is confident she'll have the votes she needs this weekend. >> we are on the brink of passing historic legislation. >> reporter: these americans want congress to think twice about the consequences of health care reform. brian moar, news4. >>> president obama hosted a white house tribal nations conference today to address concerns of native americans. he started by signing a memorial day up that directs every cabinet agency to come up with a detailed plan aimed at increasing consultation with native americans. the president says he knows what it feels like to be on the outside looking in, and he promised the native american community they will not be forgetten while he is in office. there are 564 tribes recognized by the government. >> this is a look outside. we had another lovely day. we are close to the weekend. let's check in with veronica johnson. >> close to the weekend, for sure. i think you are going to love this wee
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Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
. >>> president obama is claiming the self-proclaimed master mind of the 9/11 attacks will be convicted and executed. >>> and kathleen sebelius weighs in on the guidelines. >>> a store owner was able to wrestle a gun away from a would-be robbe and shoot and kill the man. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. this happened last night on the food zone store on livingston road. today the owner spoke out about the incident. pat collins has more. >> reporter: in this armed robbery, it's the suspect honeded up dead. killed with his own gun. this is john jiang. he's a former soldier in the korean army, that training may have saved his life last night. mr. jiang owns the food zone convenience store in ft. washington. he's owned the store for five years. he's been robbed here three times. a couple years ago, mr. jiang installed bullet-proof cage around the cash registers. it gave him a sense of safety until last night. around 9:30 last night, two men, both wearing masks, both carrying silver guns, come into the convenience store. the robbery's on. >> he saw me andith the gun said don'
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Nov 4, 2009 11:00am EST
clear sign that we the people are fed up with the obama-pelosi-kaine agenda. >> the president's spokeman rejects representative cantor's suggestion. >> i just don't agree with that. >> on the "today" show, wednesday morning, current governor tim kaine blamed the loss o history. >> for years the white house loses many of the trends. >> but it's the economy, stupid. >> the virginia model shows when we are united as a party, we are attracted to a message of the future where we can empower folks to get their economic security back. >> that's the highlight of his life. the loser's speech touched on the lack of spoils going to the victor. >> if we are going to come up with a transportation solution that works all for virginia, and college and affordable for all, we have a whole pile of work ahead of us. >> a whole pile of work. that's one way of putting it, with virginia's projected budget gap topping $1.5 billion. speaking of money, the deeds campaign was out spent by the mcdonnell team, 2 to 1. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it was a clean sweep for republicans all across part of th
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Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
2001 when mark warner was elected governor and when the state surged blue for barack obama. they were out doing some last-minute campaigning. bob mcdonnell started the last day of the campaign voting in henrico county aft. from there he stopped by a polling place in the mount vernon area, where he grew up. later going to virginia beach where he serve forward 14 years in the house of delegates. democrat creigh deeds cast his ballot joined by his wife and three children. later deeds headed to a charlottesville polling place to do a final bit of campaigning. both candidates finished the day in richmond. at the scene of the mcdonnell party, new signs read, "not mcdonnell for governor" but simply, "mcdonnell governor." political observers say if mcdonnell wins tonight it will stand well beyond virginia republicans. >> this is not only a party for virginia, but a party for the national republicans this evening. bob mcdonnell campaigned vigorously against the policy agenda that was articulated by the democrats in washington, bothn the obama administration and in the congress. >> reporter: yo
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Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
. thank you >>> president barack obama today spoke out against censorship during his first-ever trip on china. >>> space shuttle "atlanta" sent off to a mission to the international space station. >>> authorities in north carolina say they have found the body of a missing 5-year-old girl. >>> a bullet went through the door of an apartment in d.c., a 9-year-old boy on the other side was killed in his own home. police say it's a case of attempted robbery. good evening, i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. columbia road in northwest d.c. elaine reyes has more on this story tonight. >> reporter: doreen, no one is in custody. investigators are working on good leads in the case. tonight there is a candlelight vigil planned to remember the young victim. >> it's really a shame that a child isn't even safe in his own hoerj didn't do anything wrong, and just is gone now. >> reporter: sesselia jones is president of the northwest columbia heights neighborhood association. she says her neighbo are tired of hearing about the latest shootings, stabbings and robberies but they're not doing enough
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Nov 23, 2009 4:00pm EST
economic news, president obama will have to deal with going into the holidays. steve handelsman has the latest now. >> reporter: the housing comeback set an all-time record, sales of previously owned homes rocketed up more than 10% in september. but that rise was powered by first-time buyers using a tax credit that runs out. >> it does end april 30th. and much like cash for clunkers, we could see a big dropoff after april 30th. also remember that the government has been artificially keeping mortgage rates low by the fed buying fannie and freddie securities that ends march 31st. >> reporter: by next spring the experts said today joblessness might be even higher than today's terrible 10.2%. >> it will be about six to nine months before we see job gains. >> reporter: more pressure on president obama, whose economic point man, treasury secretary tim geithner, is getting hammered by republicans. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job here. >> reporter: the president today, huddled with his cabinet including geithner. >> and i will not rest until businesses ar
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00am EST
crashers. an uninvited couple slipped through security to attend the obamas' first white house state dinner, rubbing elbows, even posing for pictures alongside the likes of vice president joe biden. in this day in age of heightened security, how can such an alarming breach happen? >>> frightening scene. an out-of-control taxi crashes through a store, knocking over two children, and it was all caught on tape. >>> and time for turkey. last-minute thanksgiving preparations under way all across the country and overseas. >>> and also right here in new york for the 83rd macy's thanksgiving day parade, and we've got your first look at all the balloons, performers and participants, today, thursday, november 26th, 2009. captions pd for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thanksgiving morning. i'm natal morales. >> and i'm hoda kotb. happy thanksgiving to everyone out there and to you, too. >> so glad to ve you. we've never got to do this before, you and i. >> this is a first time for us. we'll check in with matt, meredith and al on the parade route in a couple minut
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
morning, we start at 4:55 a.m. have a great day. >> bye. >>> good morning. coming soon, president obama will make an announcement on whether he will send more u.s. troops to afghanistan within days. this after a late-night meeting with top advisers. >>> consumer alert. a record number of cribs recalled for a danger they could pose to children. but could millions more not recalled be just as dangerous? this morning, important information for all parents. >>> and the hottest ticket in town. the obamas host their first white house state dinner tonight. so, who's on the invite list? well, we'll tell you today, tuesday, november 24th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. >>> this morning, white house press secretary robert gibbs tells nbc news president obama now has all the information he nts and needs to revise this nation's afghan strategy, and that's following a rigorous final meeting with his war council. >> that's right. it was the ninth time obama has sat down with his top ai
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
hospitable, another manned mission is looking less likely. president obama's human space flight review committee has reported back that nasa's plan of returning to the moon by 2020 is unrealistic, underfunded by at least $3 billion a year. >> the human space flight program that the united states is currently pursuing is one that is on an unsustainable trajectory. >> reporter: the president has yet to decide whether to ask congress for more money and continue with the ares 1 on a return lunar mission. but for many space enthusiasts finding water has only whet the appetite for a return trip to the moon. so where did all this water come from? possibly from comets pounding the moon over and over again. and if that's the truth, then all that water and all that ice might hold secrets to the history of the solar system. in the words of one nasa scientist, "this ain't your father's moon." brian? >> tom costello with a lot of water next to him in washington starting us off on a friday night. tom, thanks. >>> more new numbers on swine flu out tonight from the centers for disease control.
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
strongly suggest that more charges could follow and president obama has ordered all government agencies that investigated hasan before the shooting to report what they found. the army says it's still intensively investigating but now has enough evidence to accuse major nidal hasan, an army psychiatrist, with the premeditated murder of the 13 killed at ft. hood. >> we still believe that there was only one gunman at the scene involved in the actual shootings on november 5th. >> reporter: but so far the army says, no idea what the motive was. today's charges formally launch the process leading to a court marshal. a conviction could bring the death penalty but the military appeals system is notoriously slow. >> even in the event that major hasan did face the death penalty and was sentenced, it still would be decades before any sentence was likely to be carried out. >> reporter: the white house revealed today that president obama has ordered all government agencies to report any information they gathered on major hasan before the soting. the u.s. official says all the fbi has found
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Nov 25, 2009 3:05am EST
for obama's advisers on the environment. [ laughter ] i mean, it was all the way fine until the 34th car drove through the yellow light and left everyone else behind. it was like, "hey, we don't know where we're going! we're in china, man!" [ laughter ] 71 cars, meanwhile, somewhere in the world, al gore shed a single tear. he's like -- [ laughter ] they didn't need 71 cars. i mean, trust me. i've been to china. they could fit nine guys on a scooter and still have room for a crate of fish. [ laughter ] they got it handled over there. [ applause ] while he was there, president obama spoke out against censorship at a town hall meeting in shanghai. and you're not gonna believe what he said about it. obama was like -- [ bleeping ] "and that's that." [ laughter ] and then he was like -- [ bleeping ] [ laughter ] and that's it. that's all he said. and then quickly he was like -- [ bleep ] [ laughter ] while he was there, obama toured the forbidden city, also known as the imperial palace. bill clinton once visited the forbidden city and the imperial palace. but they were both strip clubs in
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Nov 21, 2009 6:00am EST
mark sanford could get into more trouble this week. >>> too skinny? president obama answers the criticism about his weight. a 9-year-old girl takes the wheel of a van. why it may have saved her family's life. one day he' be a grandfather. one day she'll walk down the aisle. one day they'll worry about their kids. at st. jude children's research hospital, we're fighting for the future of children in communities across america. we've changed how the world treats brain tumors, sickle cell, and leukemia. and no child is ever turned away because a family can't pay. at st. jude, our research today could save the life of a child you know tomorrow. we never stop looking for cures for any child. ever so if you have healthy children, give thanks give thanks. give thanks. da las gracias. give thanks for the healthy kids in your life. and give to those who are not. go to stjude.org or shop wherever you see our magnifying glass. >> a maryland lawmaker enlists police and their helicopter in an enal ran ruse. >>> it is not just a catchy phrase. it is how people are protecting holiday shoppers
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Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
on pennsylvania avenue. the president and mrs. obama host their first state dinner, welcoming hundreds of dignitaries and hollywood a-listers to the white house. who was there and who wasn't? we'll tell you. >>> speaking out. michael brewer, the florida 15-year-old set on fire allegedly by a group of classmates, opens up to polic for the first time about the attack. we'll ask michael's parents about that and their son's recovery in a live interview. >>> and heading out. the holiday travel season getting under way this morning with an estimated 38 million americans taking to the roads, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira, and i feel like all those people heading out for the holiday have headed here. take a look at our preholiday crowd out on the plaza. huge numbers of folks here gathered not so much for
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Nov 24, 2009 4:30am EST
latest and perhaps most concrete time frame yet, the white house says president obama is expected to announce u.s. strategy in afghanistan within days. it follows last night's two-hour war counsel meeting with top advisers. officials say the focus continues to be not only on the number of troops, but also when and under what circumstance they will be able to withdrawal and turn over control to the afghan government. though, the top u.s. commander there has called for at least 40,000 troops, the president is said to be leaning toward a number more in the low to mid-30s. >>> in a laundry list of allegations, the south carolina ethics commission is accusing mark sanford of breaking state laws more than three dozen times. the 37 violations say sanford used his elected office for personal financial gain. despite a state law requiring budget travel, the panel says sanford improperly purchased first and business class airline tickets 18 times. he's also accused of using state-owned airplanes for personal events, often reimbursing himself with campaign cash. sanford fell under heavy scrutiny
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Nov 7, 2009 6:00pm EST
. the vote could cnge the u.s. health care system. president obama went to capitol hill to press democrats for their votes. party leaders appear confident of a win. no republicans are expect ed to support the win. they did their best to make things tough on the democrats who are on the fence. brian moore starts us off. >> reporter: hours before a critical vote on a health care reform bill, president obama went to capitol hill to lobby democrats for what could be his legacy. >> this is our moment to live up to the trust the american people have placed in us. even when it's hard. especially, when it's hard. >> reporter: outside the capital, republicans rally against the bill. >> kill the bill! kill the bill! >> reporter: the fireworks began before the debate started. >> i ask you -- >> i object. i object. i object. i object. >> there's no request before the house, yet. >> reporter: both sides reached out to blue dog democrats who have been wavering over the bill's costs and benefits. >> weighing in at nearly 20 pounts, it comes out to $530 million of spending per page. most of all,
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Nov 5, 2009 4:30am EST
beginning as early as today. the white house says president obama will sign it. >>> meanwhile, house democrats plan to hold a vote this weekend on a sweeping $1 trillion 10-year plan to overhaul the health care system. the plan aims to provide coverage to 36 million americans who like insurance, it would create a government-backed program to compete with private companies. according to the associated press, the aarp is said to offer its backing to the plan, considered a critical endorsement. although the democratic leadership says it's in the final stages, more proposed amou amends are expected tomorrow as they try to win over reluctant members. >>> the united nations plans to withdraw more than half its staff from afghanistan as workers come under increasing attacks by insurgent forces. the move follows a deadly attack in the afghan capital last week where taliban fighters stormed a guest house, killing five u.n. employees. an estimated 600 u.n. workers will now be moved outside the country. the u.n. insists it remains committed to the country, adding its been there for more than 50
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Nov 24, 2009 5:00am EST
hearing the president will announce his new strategy within days. president barack obama met with top advisers yesterday in a final major constitution before the announcement. military officials expect the new strategy to include up to 35,000 u.s. forces. the announcement will likely happen when congress returns after thanksgiving next week. >>> a water main break has some drivers in for a messy commute this morning in arlington. a pipe burst near the north glebe road intersection, flooding the road and several homes. tracy wilkens joins us with more on the problems it's still causing this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. it will be a problem for drivers. let me show you why. take a look at this amazing hole behind me. that is the pipe that broke yesterday, causing a major issue for folks who live in the community and also commuters. the bad news is, officials are saying expect more trouble for your morning and evening commutes. yesterday afternoon, a 36-inch water main on old glebe road broke, sending what folks describe as a river of water down o
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Nov 19, 2009 5:00am EST
making it easy. democrats remain hopeful about their plan. brooke hart has details. >> president obama released a statement saying the reform plan in the senate meets his als. critics are vowing to fight it until the end. utah republican, orrin hatch, says to prepare for a holy war. >> the finish line is really in sight. >> hopes raised in part by numbers. the measure exstents insurance to 94% of eligible americans and cost $848 billion. it promises to cut the deficit. the house republicans say don't believe it. >> the long-term liability are enormous. >> the hot button issues are already generating heat. the measure would enact a medicare payroll tax on americans earning a quarter million dollars or more. it would include a public option. democrats say what is not to like? >> number one, we cover more people. we insurance more affordable. we take away a lot of the abuns lot of reforms we have. >> reams of changes. >> a lot of people should know what is in the bill. >> oklahoma's tom coburn says he plans to read it on the senate floor. >> will it even get there? the majority leader rei
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Nov 22, 2009 10:30am EST
. president obama said it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will. president obama said no one would lose the health care that they have, and they will. this is a terrible bill. what i would hope is that we could start all over with republican input, which was not in this bill, and try to do something for the american people that will bring down costs, will not cut medicare, and especially will give more access to people for affordable health care. >> you said you would like to see this stopped. what would you do to stop this bill? >> well, our only avenue to stop its to let the american people know that their taxes are going to increase, that their premiums are going to increase, that medicare is going to be cut, and hope that democrats will bring republicans to the table. let's do something that will cut cost but not have a massive government takeover of health care. >> senator feinstein, the issue here is that, yes, a vote was cast positively to get the debate started. but there are centrist democrats who are not on board
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Nov 12, 2009 5:00pm EST
-directed activities. >> president obama tonight ordered a review of all intelligence related to major hasan and whether it was properly shared. recent reports suggest hasan's colleagues questioned his mental competence well before he was stationed at ft. hood. >>> the government has released new startling numbers tonight about swine flu deaths across the country and in our area. the cdc estimates almost 4,000 people in the u.s. died because of h1n1 since april. more than 500 of those deaths were children. also, health officials in maryland now report six additional swine flu related deaths, bringing the total in that state to 19. health experts say the new numbers don't mean the flu has worsened, it just means there is better tracking of the illness. >>> oscar-winning actress halle berry is playing a different role in life, trying to make a differen. over the last decade, halle berry has supported a program that offers shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence called the genesee center. it's based out of los angeles. in addition to vigorously fund-raising, berry gets one-on-one
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Nov 5, 2009 11:00am EST
become the party of no. >> reporter: the stakes are monumental for president obama. he says when it comes to health care families can't afford no change. >> we had an obligation to create a better health care system that works for our people, our businesses and our government alike. that's why -- >> reporter: the president leans on lawmakers in person on friday to try to close the deal for democrats. the house plan today gets a powerful endorsement from the aarp, that is bound to help democrats counter gop charges their plan would expand coverage at the expense of medicare. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> a handful of lawmakers are expected to speak at today's rally on capitol hill including minority leader john boehner, minority whip eric cantor and mike pence of indiana. >>> there is a big party going on in the big apple. yankee fans in case you couldn't tell. they celebrated well into the early morning hours, after their team won the world series. its first since 2000. >> rodriguez goes and a fly ball into right. down the line. >> the yankees beat the phillies 7-3 to win
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Nov 4, 2009 3:05am EST
. i'm so pumped." you guys, the university of chicago, where president obama once taught law, they want to house the barack obama presidential library. the library will be just like the president george w. bush's library, except it will have books. it's going to be interesting, what that looks like. yeah. speaking of former president bush, he gave a motivational speech in florida, yesterday. bush spoke for half an hour and said, he just hopes that the words were inspirationalistic. [ laughter ] bush is actually really good at motivating, last year he motivated everybody to vote for obama. after the president invited only men to play basketball with him earlier this month, the national organization for women is complaining that the obama administration has a boy's club atmosphere. not to be confused with the clinton administration, where they had a gentleman's club atmosphere. there's more of a difference. [ laughter ] two different things. [ applause ] yeah, two different things. this is a huge story, the two northwest airline pilots that overshot their destination by 150 miles. did you
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